Today’s resolution is to do this exercise every week:
Write down your priorities. Now look at your calendar. Do the things you spend your time on mirror the things you think you should be doing? Probably not – and it could be the primary reason you are dissatisfied with what you do.
Either your priorities will change to match your daily routine, or vice versa.
I think this would be even more powerful if done office-wide, with this additional wrinkle:
In addition to comparing everyone’s priorities with their calendars, ask everyone in a supervisory role to list the priorities of those they supervise. Ask the supervised employees to list the priorities they think they are supposed to have. Compare and discuss.